Twice-Told Tales: Historical museum filling out
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2002

Members of the West Side Pioneer Association have started moving historical artifacts and files into the new Tracy Historical Museum, the renovated former post office building at 12th and Adam streets.

Stanley Moya, manager of the U.S. Cold Storage facility, has been named Tracy Industrialist of the Year. The facility on MacArthur Drive has recently doubled in size.

Services have been held for Thelma Mae Souza, 85, a longtime Tracy resident.

The Tracy Raiders varsity team blasted the Modesto 49ers, 53-21, to advance to the youth football Superbowl game, where they will face the Stockton Vikings.

Tracy High running back Carlos Valdez has been named winner of the Peter B. Kyne Trophy as the most valuable player on the team.

25 years ago — 1987

Robert L. “Bob” Haupt, chairman of the Tracy Junior Miss Pageant for the past 17 years, has been named Tracy’s Citizen of the Year. Haupt, operator of Tracy Credit Bureau, is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Tracy.

Robert H. “Bob” Kenner, a retired Tracy blacksmith who was a longtime Boy Scout leader, has died at the age of 91. (Kenner Park is named for him.)

James R. French, retired superintendent of Tracy Public Schools, is the new president of Tracy Friends of the Library.

Tracy High’s football Bulldogs trounced Davis of Modesto, 30-13, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 championship. Danly Daniel scored three of Tracy’s touchdowns.

Ed Kaiser captured his second consecutive Tracy City Golf Championship with a 4 and 3 win over Bill Pollard.

50 years ago — 1962

Ruth Bolton, 38, of Oakland, has been named the new administrator at Tracy Community Memorial Hospital. The native of New Jersey succeeds Ginny Gingrich Fimrite in the position.

Senior quarterback Paul Fiack has been chosen winner of the Peter B. Trophy as the most valuable player on the Tracy High football team.

George Johnson scored 20 points to lead the Tracy High varsity basketball team to a 60-52 win over an alumni team.

After 35 years with B&B Laundry, Francis McCarthy is leaving Tracy to operate a dry cleaning and laundry business in Burlingame.

Robert Patzer and Jo Carpenter were married at the First Presbyterian Church.

75 years ago — 1937

The Holly Sugar factory is completing its fall “campaign” and will be closed down by Dec. 4. The plant produced 600,000 bags of sugar.

Tracy has gone “over the top” in securing memberships to the Red Cross, according to Dorothy Evans, local chairwoman.

Shifty halfback Joe Ruiz has been named winner of the Peter B. Kyne Trophy as the most valuable player on the Tracy High football team.

100 years ago — 1912

Members of the Board of Trustees (City Council) heard that some home owners are resisting the Board of Health’s order to connect their homes to the city’s new sewer system. Judicial action will be taken, trustees agreed.

Transients are believed responsible for stealing clothing from the Fritz Hilkin home south of town.

— Tracy Press archives
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